02/06/1917

  

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
February 6-7, 1917
 



02-06-1917
Volume OE - Pages 16-18

                         Reno, Nevada
                       February 6, 1917

The meeting of the Board was called to order February 6, 1917
at 10:35 A.M.

Present:  Regents Baker, O'Brien, Curler, Abel and Vice Presi-
dent Lewers.  Absent:  Regent Sullivan.

Regent Abel presented a communication from the Associated Stu-
dents asking that a full investigation be made of the action
of the Board in requesting President Hendrick's resignation.
It was moved by Regent Curler that the Chairman of the Board
be directed to communicate with the Associated Students and
state that since there had been a Legislative Committee appoint-
ed to investigate the matter, and they are now investigating it,
the Board does not deem it prudent or wise to take any action
in the matter.  The motion was carried.

The minutes of the meeting of the Executive Committee of January
23rd were read and upon motion the action of the Committee was
ratified and the expenditures approved.

Regent Curler moved that an additional sum of $25 be allowed
Dean Scrugham to enable him to buy the material and meet the
increase in price.  On record vote the motion carried, all vot-
ing aye.

The minutes of the meeting of the Executive Committee of January
10th were read.  Regent Curler moved that the action of the Com-
mittee in requiring Mr. Gorman to give a bond of $100,000 be
rescinded and the bond fixed for the present at $20,000.  On
record vote the motion carried, all voting aye.

Regent Baker moved that the action of the Committee in putting
Mr. Gorman to work on January 12 be ratified.  The motion was
carried.

Regent Abel read to the Board the communication of Messers. Peck
and Sample regarding the bond of Paul Gaston and his reply to
the same.  He also read a communication from Mr. Gorman of date
January 29 and his reply.

Regent Curler moved that the action of the Committee in granting
Mr. Gaston's request to have charge of the books and the rear
room of the Comptroller's office be rescinded, and that for the
present Mr. Gaston be respectfully requested to suspend his audit
until February 20, 1917.  On record vote the motion carried, all
voting aye.

It was moved that the following resolution be adopted:

    WHEREAS, the University Investigating Committee of the State
    of Nevada did on the first day of February, 1917, serve upon
    the Board of Regents the following notice:

        On behalf of the Investigating Committee I beg to notify
        you that Frederick M. Lee has been appointed to audit
        and investigate the books of record of the University
        of Nevada.  This appointment carries full authority for
        Mr. Lee to take charge of all the University records
        until his audit is complete, together with the use of
        any office room he may require in which to conduct his
        work without interference.

        Therefore you are hereby authorized, instructed and
        directed to place all books and records of the Univer-
        sity of Nevada under the control of Mr. Lee in order
        that he may be enabled to carry out the authority
        hereby conferred upon him.

                         /s/ N. L. Chapin
                             Chairman

    and,

    WHEREAS, the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada
    are desirous that the Investigating Committee of the Univer-
    sity be given every opportunity to make a complete audit of
    the books and records of the Comptroller's office of the
    University, therefore,

    BE IT RESOLVED, that we hereby acquiesce in the demand made
    upon us by said Investigating Committee and hereby direct
    that all books and records of the Comptroller's office of
    the University of Nevada be placed in the hands of their
    auditor, Mr. Lee, for the period of time extending up to
    the 20th day of February 1917, said books and records, how-
    ever, not to be removed from the office of the Comptroller
    of the University, and that the present Comptroller be and
    is hereby directed to so conduct his work as not to inter-
    fere in the slightest degree with the audit being made by
    Mr. Lee but that he be and is hereby directed to furnish
    Mr. Lee all books and records and such information within
    his possession that will aid Mr. Lee in making his audit.

On record vote the motion was carried, all voting aye.

It was moved and carried that the action of the Executive Com-
mittee in accepting Mr. Gaston's resignation be approved.

It was moved and carried that the action of the Committee in
ordering that the new bond of the Comptroller be placed in the
hands of the Chairman be approved.

Regent Curler moved that the action of the Chairman in his com-
munication with Peck and Sample Company with reference to the
bond of Mr. Gaston be approved and that the Chairman be further
instructed to request the return of the bond immediately to the
Board of Regents of the University.  On record vote the motion
carried.  All voting aye.

Dr. Mullin of the State Hygienic Laboratory and Dr. M. A. Robison
appeared before the Board.  After discussion Dr. Mullin suggested
that the Director of the State Hygienic Laboratory be instructed
that in those cases where examinations are requested by corpora-
tions or municipalties which are of special advantage to that
particular community, that for such examinations the Director
should charge a fee sufficient to cover the cost of time and
material.

Without formal motion the members of the Board expressed them-
selves as approving the suggestion of Dr. Mullin.

Regent Abel read a communication of date January 29, 1917, to
Mr. C. H. Gorman, regarding the minute book of the Board of
Regents.

The Board ajourned to meet at 2:00 P.M.

The meeting of the Board was called to order at 2 P.M.

Present:  Regents Baker, Curler, O'Brien, Abel and Vice President
Lewers.  Absent:  Regent Sullivan.

At the request of Regent O'Brien, Mr. Gorman appeared before the
Board and explained the scholarships of the University.

Regent Curler moved that the Chairman of the Board be authorized
and instructed to sign the name of the Board of Regents by him-
self as Chairman and have the Secretary attach thereto the seal
of the University to the proxy authorizing the person named
therein to vote the shares belonging to the University of Nevada
in the Mackay Companies.  The motion was carried.

The Board took up with C. A. Norcross a discussion of the budget
for the Agricultural Extension work.

The meeting was adjourned until Wednesday morning, February 7,
at 10 o'clock.